This Week at École OLPH

December 11 to 15

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Message from the Office

Dear Parents & Students,

A Prayer for the Second Sunday of Advent

Jesus, you came among us with the irresistible power of a baby,

requiring both our hands and captivating our whole hearts.

Help us to cast aside the sin and brokenness that we cling to,

so we might be ready to hold you when you come again.


God Bless

Weekly Events at École OLPH

Monday, December 11
  • Girls Basketball Practice ~ 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 12

  • Regular Day

Wednesday, December 13

  • Hot Lunch ~ Extreme Pita / Booster Juice
  • Boys Basketball practice ~ 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 14
  • RIA ~ Digital Citizenship
  • Girls Basketball Practice ~ 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday, December 15

  • Outdoor Ed Field Trip ~ Kick Sledding ~ Whitemud Park ~ 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 17

  • Boys Basketball practice ~ 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Important Dates to Remember!!!

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

  • Hot Lunch ~ Boston Pizza

Friday, December 22, 2017

  • Last day of school before Christmas Break

Sunday, December 31, 2017

  • Grade 8 Quebec Trip ~ Payment #1 Due ~ $1200.00

Monday, December 25, 2017 to Sunday, January 7, 2018

  • No School ~ Christmas Break

École Our Lady of Perpetual Help - Facebook Page

We now have a Facebook page!

"Like" École Our Lady of Perpetual Help

for latest news and info!

J'aime Parler Français!!!

Congratulations to the following

two students who won the

"Parler Français" prizes.

Student 1 ~ Kylie Aloisio ~ 5S

Student 2 ~ Jomay El Rahi ~ 8G

Félicitations de Parler Français!!!

OLPH School Parent Council ~ Pampered Chef On-line Fundraiser

Dear Parents,

We are hold a Pampered Chef Catalog show to earn new cookware to use for classes and special school events like Taffy Making and Shrove Tuesday Pancakes.

Please click on the link below to shop for great products and place your on-line order.

Help our school, École OLPH, earn more cookware by sharing this on-line shopping link with friends and family anywhere in Canada!!!

Orders must be submitted by: Thursday, December 14, 2017

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mme Lavinge at 780-913-5439 at

Double Dutch at École OLPH!!!

Dear Parents,

The grade 8 students are having fun in gym class. They are learning how to do Double Dutch skipping.

Check out the fun they were having in the attached videos below!!!

Lost & Found

Dear Parents,

Please take a moment to look through the lost and found located in the hallway to the left of the office, before Christmas break.

Any items not claimed will be donated to our local charity.

God Bless

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Confirmation Information ~ Grade 6 & up!

Confirmation Preparation Day

March 11, 2018

12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

OLPH Parish

Confirmation Celebrations

Sunday, April 8, 2018

2:00 p.m.

OLPH Parish

Archbishop Smith

Monday, April 9, 2018

7:00 p.m.

OLPH Parish

Archbishop Smith

PAT Results

Dear Parents,

Grade 6 PAT results from last year are now available.

If you have a student in grade 7 and would like to have a copy of their Grade 6 PAT results emailed to you, please contact Mme Winland at

God Bless

Digital Citizenship

Dear Parents,

December's Theme is Online Kindness

Check out this video on talking to teens about online messages and how they may be perceived.


Mme Gagnon

Strathcona County ~ Walk-in Counselling Sessions!!!

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Quebec Trip Fundraising Update!!!


Christmas Cash Raffle Tickets - A Chance to WIN up to $1000!

Selling raffle ticket booklets is an excellent way to raise funds for your student's Voyage Quebec! Proceeds from each booklet you sell directly off-set your child's trip cost. Booklets are $20 for 10 tickets and are available for purchase by contacting Julie at

Draw will take place the last week of school prior to Christmas so winners will have some extra Christmas Cash! Once you have sold all your tickets, stubs must be returned to the office in an envelope marked "Christmas Raffle Stubs" NO LATER than December 15.

For inquiries/questions on Voyage Quebec fundraising, please contact Chair Tony Matos ( or Treasurer Megan Plemel (

Fee Waiver Program

If you require any assistance with these fees, the Division offers a "Fee Waiver Program". More information can be found at

The deadline to apply for this program is Friday, December 15th, 2017.

Elk Island Catholic Schools APP

Elk Island Catholic Schools now has an app on the Apple (IOS) and Google Play stores. This exciting new tool will allow parents and students with instant access to critical resources and information on their handheld phone or device. Search for Elk Island Catholic School.

A few of the highlights include:
● View and subscribe to news and calendars.
● Access to your child’s information through PowerSchool.
● Safe Arrival for student absence reporting.

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School Challenge Accepted!

We encourage all of our families to take

part in our fourth District Challenge

for the month of December...

My Gift to JESUS for Christmas!!!

Luke 7, 27

Here are a few ideas for Gifts for JESUS!!!

1. Give the gift of your time.

2. Sponsor a Family who is less fortunate.

3. Host a charity drive for warm items for the homeless.

May God`s blessings be with you during

this Advent Season!!!

Stay tuned for our school challenge

for the month of January!!!

OLPH Parish Website

Dear Parents,

Please click on the link below for the OLPH Parish Website.

OLPH Parish Periodical Information

October 23, 2017

God Bless